Read OSSE's 2022 Annual Report: From Recovery to Restoration - A Year of Comebacks by downloading the PDF, flipping through the interactive booklet or clicking on the sections below.
A Letter From the Superintendent
Dear DC Community -
I am proud to present the 2022 annual report for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). Our path in 2022 and over the next three years is guided by our new 2023-25 Strategic Plan From Recovery to Restoration which builds on bright spots and identifies areas for improvement and new focus. It also creates a clear road map for us to strategically and thoughtfully invest in opportunities for students who historically have been left out and under-supported.
This report - A Year of Comebacks - highlights the progress we’ve made on our path toward restoration, and how we’ll use that progress to propel us to make further advancements in the months and years ahead.
We saw enrollment in DC public and public charter schools not just rebound after the pandemic but reach its highest point since we started tracking student enrollment in 2007. Educators and families once again had access to critical data to support their students once we returned to administering our high-quality statewide assessments for the first time since the 2018-19 school year. In the early childhood sector, the District of Columbia was one of the few jurisdictions in the country that did not see dramatic number of closures of early childhood facilities, but actually grew the total number of slots.
2022 was also a year of many exciting firsts. Thanks to an investment of more than $35 million from Mayor Muriel Bowser, we started the year with the launch of our high-impact tutoring (HIT) program, one of our signature recovery priorities to accelerate learning for DC students. We also rolled out the Early Childhood Pay Equity Fund to provide critical pay increases for our early educators – a first for DC and the nation - and the District’s new Advanced Technical Center welcomed its first class of DC high school students in August.
These accomplishments demonstrate the District’s commitment to all students, from our littlest learners to our adult education students, and an unshakable determination to continue moving forward.
I am extremely proud of what OSSE accomplished in 2022 and believe it has solidly put us on the right trajectory to become the best urban school system in the country. There is much work to be done to reach that goal, but I am confident we can get there by staying focused on what matters – our students.
Christina Grant, Ed.D.
State Superintendent of Education